Dues are paid on a calendar year basis. Individual dues are $20, Student dues are $5, Retiree dues are $5, and Organization dues are $100, which covers up to 6 individuals at the same organization. Since 2016, the Southwestern PA Chapter and the Laurel Highlands Chapter have a reciprocal agreement. Joining either Chapter entitles you to membership in both Chapters.
The Labor and Employment Relations Association is a singular organization of professionals interested in industrial relations and employment relations. All LERA chapter members have been granted affiliate status of the national organization, and receive benefits such as national LERA eNewsletters and access to online LERA publications. LERA was founded in 1947 as the IRRA (Industrial Relations Research Association), but changed our name in 2005.
Southwestern PA LERA has been affiliated with the national LERA (IRRA) since 1983.